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Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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The Architect of the Capitol’s challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic buildings; adapting state-of-the-art technology; and increasing responsiveness to environmental, security and safety considerations in a rich historical setting.
The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...

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Instagrammers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
On a rainy December Saturday a group of Instagrammers joined us at the U.S....

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    Current Restoration Work

    As the final painting phase and scaffolding removal continues, window tops of the Dome's Second Story are now visible.

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    New U.S. Capitol Dome Cupola Windows

    Watch as new glass is rolled and trimmed to replace these badly damaged, unstable historical windows.

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    Expert Metalwork Revealed in Restoration

    See how the work to re-create decorative ornaments on the Dome is done.

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    Rotunda Interior Restoration

    The entire scaffolding system, including art protection, is expected to remain in the Rotunda through late summer 2016.

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U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project